Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Craft Day

Christmas is fast approaching so it was time for my Christmas craft day. On Saturday a few of us got together to work on some Christmas projects. It was an enjoyable day. I always enjoy getting together and teaching new techniques and ideas and I always get lots of inspiration from everyone else who attends.

I found a card on the internet for a folded Christmas Tree card. I made it from a 5 1/4" circle cut in half then folded to for the tree. Very simple but a very effective card. I made this one with the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Papers.

On every table I put a little sweat treat. I stamped little tags and attached them to a candy cane.

The main project for the day was a Tri-fold Album. This is a take on the Tri-fold card and extended it out to make an album. I made this using the Sweet & Sour Specialty papers. Mine is not quite complete in this picture, I still have to add one more photo and a few more emblishments and perhaps some journalling. I have used 3 6x4 photos and 2 sixe 2 up photos for this project.

I have been working on a few other Christmas Card ideas but will post them over the next few days.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Post it note holders

It has been a busy week in the McRobie house hold. Bluestone School held their annual Wearable Arts Competition last week and Ashleigh (left) and her friend Emma decided to enter. The theme they chose was Botanical Beauties. What an effort they both put in, they reused some silk flowers left over from the Crop for a Cause that was held for Breast Cancer, black polythene that was made into a dress and they made a beautiful paper mache flower for the dress that flowed down into a flower pot. They also make a paper mache hat that was also decorated with the silk flowers.

Emmas body was painted with a base of gold and some beautiful flowers to co-ordinate with the flowers on her dress.
It was such a great night, what an outstanding effort that everyone put in. Well done girls.

I have been making up lovely post-it note holders. These have been so quick and easy to make. They hold a post-it note pad which is just over 2.5" square and a wee holder for a pen on the left hand side.
The holder on the left was made using Very Vanilla cardstock and papers from the Sweet & Sour Speciality set and the two step owl punch.
The right hand one was made using the Jolly Holly Designer Series papers and the two step bird punch.